Members of the Clinton Township Fire Department accept the challenge put forward by Mount Clemens to see who can collect the most toys this holiday season.

Members of the Clinton Township Fire Department accept the challenge put forward by Mount Clemens to see who can collect the most toys this holiday season.

Photo provided by Clinton Township


Clinton Township, Mount Clemens have friendly challenge to collect toys for children

By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published December 8, 2020

 The Clinton Township Police Department is also collecting toys, including Chief Fred Posavetz, left.

The Clinton Township Police Department is also collecting toys, including Chief Fred Posavetz, left.

Photo provided by Clinton Township

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MOUNT CLEMENS — Challenge accepted.

Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon and Mount Clemens Mayor Laura Kropp are officially part of a friendly challenge to see which municipality can collect the most toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Program.

The program, established in 1947 and run by the U.S. Marine Corps, annually distributes Christmas gifts to the less fortunate. It has distributed 584 million toys to 265 million children since its inception.

Collection this year has seen a drastic decrease compared to last year.

“The challenge to help bolster Toys for Tots donations is a great idea,” Cannon said. “I’m pleased to report that our bin at Fire Station No. 4 is almost full — a testament of the generosity of Clinton Township residents.”

On top of toy collection, starting the week of Dec. 14, township residents will have the opportunity to help feed Macomb County residents by donating to the Macomb Food Program.

“Despite the pandemic, we have a great response to our drive-through events at the Civic Center,” Cannon added. “We’ll have a drop-off spot ready to accept food donations.”

At press time, Cannon said more details would be provided.

Donations for the challenge will be accepted until Dec. 19. Dropbox locations include the Clinton Township Police Department, 37985 Groesbeck Highway, and the Clinton Township Fire Department, Station No. 4, 42601 Romeo Plank Road.

For more information, call (586) 723-8093.

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